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Table 1 Age and sex distribution of 1201 children with suspected septicaemia in Calabar Nigeria

From: Bacterial isolates from blood cultures of children with suspected septicaemia in Calabar, Nigeria

Age Number of Children Examined Number (%) with positive bacterial isolates
  Female Male Total  
< 1 mo 230 303 533 271 (50.8)
1 mo – 1 yr 111 141 252 113 (44.8)
2 yr – 5 yr 126 133 259 113 (43.6)
6 yr – 10 yr 40 55 95 39 (41.0)
11 yr – 18 yr 32 30 62 16 (25.8)
Total 539 662 1201 552 (46.0)